Robert K. "Bob" Ginter, 48, Altoona, passed away Sunday at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, as a result of a tragic accident.
He was born in Altoona. He married his soul mate, Cindy Amigh, in 1993 at the United Methodist Church in Altoona. Each brought a child of their own into their new union, Lynn Steinbrunner and Tyler Ginter, from previous marriages. In 1995, they had a beautiful daughter, Cydney Lee.
Surviving are his wife of 19 years, Cindy L. Ginter; two children: Tyler and Cydney Lee; his stepdaughter, Lynn Steinbrunner; a granddaughter, Taylor; his parents, Franklin and Linda Ginter; a sister, Deanne Yohn, and husband, Paul; and three sisters-in-law: Sharon O'Keiff; Debra Dilling and husband, Greg; and Julie Rothrauff.
Bob graduated from Calvary Baptist Academy in 1981. A car enthusiast from early on, he joined his father in his automotive repair business. He continued in the automotive field he enjoyed throughout his life and was employed as the body shop manager at Courtesy Ford, Altoona, at the time of his death.
Although Ford Mustangs were his first love, he was fond of muscle cars as a whole. He liked to hunt at his sister's farm, along with four-wheeling and many other outdoor activities. He enjoyed target shooting and collecting firearms. He loved the beach, especially taking vacations at the Outer Banks in North Carolina. He was a virtuoso with the outdoor grill and loved cooking for family picnics.
Always ready to lend a hand to friend or neighbor, Bob was there with his trademark smile and positive attitude to help get things done. He earned the friendship and respect of many along his all-too-short path through life.
Friends will be received from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2012, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Stevens Memorial Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to a college fund established for his daughter, Cydney Lee Ginter. Contributions should be made to Citizens Bank, c/o Bonnie Gill, 2035 Broad Ave., Altoona, PA 16601.